16 episodes

The Flexible Neurotic is an inside listen to edgy conversations with rad moms, innovative thought leaders, and well-being practitioners - helping us find our sweet spot between chaotic and chill. Do you ever wonder how to turn your internet searches and parenting/self-help books into action, as a kick-ass parent and badass woman? Hosted by Dr. Sarah Milken, more commonly known to her community and friends as the “Flexible Neurotic,” for her ability to help find the sweet spot between chaotic and chill. If you are craving the sweet spot, grab your coffee, matcha, celery juice, or smoothie and come join us!! Relax, sit back, and let the Flexible Neurotic, ask all the burning questions for you.

The Flexible Neuroti‪c‬ Dr. Sarah Milken

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

The Flexible Neurotic is an inside listen to edgy conversations with rad moms, innovative thought leaders, and well-being practitioners - helping us find our sweet spot between chaotic and chill. Do you ever wonder how to turn your internet searches and parenting/self-help books into action, as a kick-ass parent and badass woman? Hosted by Dr. Sarah Milken, more commonly known to her community and friends as the “Flexible Neurotic,” for her ability to help find the sweet spot between chaotic and chill. If you are craving the sweet spot, grab your coffee, matcha, celery juice, or smoothie and come join us!! Relax, sit back, and let the Flexible Neurotic, ask all the burning questions for you.

    Part 1 of 2 - 13 | Turning a Passion into a Business in the Second Half of Life

    Part 1 of 2 - 13 | Turning a Passion into a Business in the Second Half of Life

    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken, in an honest and open conversation about learning how to build a passion into a business and create more confidence in the kitchen with Laney Schwartz. Laney Schwartz is the founder, creator and recipe developer behind the food blog Life is but a Dish. She creates everyday meals for everyday people and is on a mission to help busy home cooks gain confidence in the kitchen, create simple and delicious meals and cook without being tied to a recipe. Laney lives in Los Angeles, California with her two daughters and husband and loves a kitchen dance party! Laney is giving us motivation, advice and steps we need to get started and pursue our passions in the second half of life & some cooking advice.
     
    We are going to dig deep into the details of Laney’s journey into her second half of life, she discusses going from being an athlete, to discovering a love for teaching kids, to eventually creating a food blog and giant social media platform and sharing her recipes and tips for being more confident in the kitchen with the world.
    Some highlights:
    Learning ways to become more confident in the kitchen How being an athlete and teacher led Laney to become a food blogger What it was like changing careers Laney's experience starting a blog from scratch Laney's corn hack that went viral Golden Nuggets from the episode:
    When learning how to cook, it’s important to learn the fundamental basics first Finding your support system is one of the key parts of being successful There is a deep intuition in everyone telling them what they are meant to do in their self recreation journey Find what motivates you and keeps you going The best way to start something is to just start Be consistent with anything you do Build a relationship with your audience It’s okay to take a step back  
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    This podcast, along with associated websites and social media materials, are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are that of Dr. Sarah Milken, and that of her guests, respectively. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any further medical or psychological questions.

    • 58 min
    Part 3 of 3 - Live Like No One Is Watching In the Second Half Of Life with Kevin Nealon & Susan Yeagley

    Part 3 of 3 - Live Like No One Is Watching In the Second Half Of Life with Kevin Nealon & Susan Yeagley

    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken, in an honest and open conversation about following our passions, facing our fears and trying new things in the second half of life with Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon. Susan and Kevin have been married for almost 20 years and are both successful actors. Kevin started his career in stand up comedy on SNL and went on to star in Weeds, and now his own show Hiking with Kevin. Susan started her career in the film Almost Famous and went on to appear in many famous television shows, including Parks and Recreation and Everybody Loves Raymond. They are giving us the tools we need to become more courageous, figure out what our passions are and learn to talk about our failures in the second half of life.  
    Some highlights:
    What it's like to face rejection as an actor How to foster creativity in our households  Our past lives, like Susan’s jobs at Little Caesar’s, Kevin’s job as Santa Claus and my job at Chin Chin All of the lesson’s that Kevin is teaching his son, like always sending hand written notes and learning to manage your finances Kevin’s second career as a caricature artist Why we should always live our truth How we find ways to juggle different parts of ourselves  How to figure out what our passions really are, and how we can start utilizing them today  The importance of showing up for the people that matter most to us Golden Nuggets from the episode:
    Always live your truth Always show up for people  Learn to be okay with rejection  Hone in on what you like to do when no one is watching  In order to recreate yourself, you have to follow your passion  Face your fears  You have to believe in yourself so you don't end up with regrets and try new things... What's the worst that could happen if you fail?  It's important to talk about where you fail in life, not just where you succeed  
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some options to chat further!
    To learn more about the golden nuggets we dug up in this episode, click on show notes.

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    Follow me and DM me on Instagram or Facebook.
    Email me directly at sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com.

    This podcast, along with associated websites and social media materials, are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are that of Dr. Sarah Milken, and that of her guests, respectively. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any further medical or psychological questions.

    • 21 min
    Part 2 of 3 - Live Like No One Is Watching In the Second Half Of Life with Kevin Nealon & Susan Yeagley

    Part 2 of 3 - Live Like No One Is Watching In the Second Half Of Life with Kevin Nealon & Susan Yeagley

    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken, in an honest and open conversation about following our passions, facing our fears and trying new things in the second half of life with Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon. Susan and Kevin have been married for almost 20 years and are both successful actors. Kevin started his career in stand up comedy on SNL and went on to star in Weeds, and now his own show Hiking with Kevin. Susan started her career in the film Almost Famous and went on to appear in many famous television shows, including Parks and Recreation and Everybody Loves Raymond. They are giving us the tools we need to become more courageous, figure out what our passions are and learn to talk about our failures in the second half of life.  
    Some highlights:
    What it's like to face rejection as an actor How to foster creativity in our households  Our past lives, like Susan’s jobs at Little Caesar’s, Kevin’s job as Santa Claus and my job at Chin Chin All of the lesson’s that Kevin is teaching his son, like always sending hand written notes and learning to manage your finances Kevin’s second career as a caricature artist Why we should always live our truth How we find ways to juggle different parts of ourselves  How to figure out what our passions really are, and how we can start utilizing them today  The importance of showing up for the people that matter most to us Golden Nuggets from the episode:
    Always live your truth Always show up for people  Learn to be okay with rejection  Hone in on what you like to do when no one is watching  In order to recreate yourself, you have to follow your passion  Face your fears  You have to believe in yourself so you don't end up with regrets and try new things... What's the worst that could happen if you fail?  It's important to talk about where you fail in life, not just where you succeed  
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some options to chat further!
    To learn more about the golden nuggets we dug up in this episode, click on show notes.

    To make sure you don't miss future episodes of the podcast, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.
    Follow me and DM me on Instagram or Facebook.
    Email me directly at sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com.

    This podcast, along with associated websites and social media materials, are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are that of Dr. Sarah Milken, and that of her guests, respectively. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any further medical or psychological questions.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Part 1 of 3 - Live Like No One Is Watching In the Second Half Of Life with Kevin Nealon & Susan Yeagley

    Part 1 of 3 - Live Like No One Is Watching In the Second Half Of Life with Kevin Nealon & Susan Yeagley

    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken, in an honest and open conversation about following our passions, facing our fears and trying new things in the second half of life with Susan Yeagley and Kevin Nealon. Susan and Kevin have been married for almost 20 years and are both successful actors. Kevin started his career in stand up comedy on SNL and went on to star in Weeds, and now his own show Hiking with Kevin. Susan started her career in the film Almost Famous and went on to appear in many famous television shows, including Parks and Recreation and Everybody Loves Raymond. They are giving us the tools we need to become more courageous, figure out what our passions are and learn to talk about our failures in the second half of life.  
    Some highlights:
    What it's like to face rejection as an actor How to foster creativity in our households  Our past lives, like Susan’s jobs at Little Caesar’s, Kevin’s job as Santa Claus and my job at Chin Chin All of the lesson’s that Kevin is teaching his son, like always sending hand written notes and learning to manage your finances Kevin’s second career as a caricature artist Why we should always live our truth How we find ways to juggle different parts of ourselves  How to figure out what our passions really are, and how we can start utilizing them today  The importance of showing up for the people that matter most to us Golden Nuggets from the episode:
    Always live your truth Always show up for people  Learn to be okay with rejection  Hone in on what you like to do when no one is watching  In order to recreate yourself, you have to follow your passion  Face your fears  You have to believe in yourself so you don't end up with regrets and try new things... What's the worst that could happen if you fail?  It's important to talk about where you fail in life, not just where you succeed  
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some options to chat further!
    To learn more about the golden nuggets we dug up in this episode, click on show notes.

    To make sure you don't miss future episodes of the podcast, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.
    Follow me and DM me on Instagram or Facebook.
    Email me directly at sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com.

    This podcast, along with associated websites and social media materials, are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are that of Dr. Sarah Milken, and that of her guests, respectively. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any further medical or psychological questions.

    • 35 min
    Intensifying Sexual & Personal Energies In The Second Half Of Life with Dr. Laura Berman

    Intensifying Sexual & Personal Energies In The Second Half Of Life with Dr. Laura Berman

    Join me, Dr. Sarah Milken, in an honest and open conversation about Intensifying Sexual & Personal Energies in The Second Half of life with Dr. Laura Berman. Dr. Berman is a world-leading expert and therapist in sex, love, & relationships. She is an award-winning host of the nationally syndicated show, Uncovered Radio and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books. She hosted and starred in several TV shows including OWN’s In the Bedroom with Laura Berman, The Laura Berman Show, and Sexual Healing on Showtime. And, she has a new podcast launching called, The Language of Love. Dr. Berman is sharing the tools we need to intensify and re energize our personal connections and love lives in the second half of life.
    We are going to dig deep into the details of Dr. Berman’s second half of life journey that started with a quest to heal herself emotionally and physically after receiving her own breast cancer diagnosis, the same year her mother passed away from breast cancer. After trying many different avenues, Dr. Berman turned to the field of quantum physics for answers.
    In this episode, we discuss how Dr. Berman was able to find her second life path, post breast cancer and how she found the sweet spot between living in a conscious state of intention and high vibrational energy vs. low and dark energy. Laura has two intertwining life paths, one of professional career accomplishments and one of finding her own personal path to healing her internal trauma from her own life events. The second half of her life has led her into a fascinating path of discovering how to love and be loved through quantum physics energy work, which is exactly what she highlights for us in this episode.
    Dr. Berman talks to us about the importance of tuning into our home frequencies, the feeling that we feel when we are truly at home with ourselves, so we put a more positive and loving energy out into the world when we connect with others. By personally creating the energy that we want to see in the world, that same energy will be shown back to us.  Dr. Berman even walks us through a guided meditation to help us tune into our home frequencies and reimagine how we can feel great within ourselves and the world (PLEASE SEE MEDITATION LINK BELOW) Tuning into our home frequencies also allows us to create happier and more loving relationships with all of the people around us.
    After listening to this episode, you will be ready to recreate your relationship with a new outlook on how to connect with your partner and create a more intense and emotionally connected relationship.
    Some highlights:
    How to start changing the energy of any room you walk into How to tune into your home frequency and connect with your partner on a deeper level In terms of sex, we think we are looking for novelty, but we are really looking for something else How your unconscious thoughts and body movement have a real impact on your feelings and connections We can create our own reality through energy How Laura’s second half of life is different through her quantum physics energy work, post death of her mother and her own breast cancer diagnosis Traditional fix it methods weren’t working for her  
    Golden Nuggets from the episode:
    Everything is energy We are all connected You create your own reality when you take charge of being in a more positive energy state at least 51% of the time When you hold negative emotions or energy, it will show up in your life  
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some options to chat further!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Being My Own WHY In The Second Half Of Life... First Solo Episode

    Being My Own WHY In The Second Half Of Life... First Solo Episode

    In this very special and first episode of it’s kind for my podcast, I am doing a solo cast. I have been putting this episode off for so long...yes, self limiting beliefs...who am I to do this? Who will listen? Can I do it? It was scary to think about talking to myself without a guest. LOL. I did it.  Today, I am sharing some of my golden nuggets that we all can use today, to start being our own why and take that first step in the self recreation journey, in the second half of life. 
    In this episode, I talked about the turning point that made me realize that I wanted to create a podcast, and how my family helped tremendously along the way. In fact, it was my 14 (13 at the time) daughter, who was the one who started all of this. For my birthday, as a gift,  she asked many of my friends to write “three things they love about my mom”...upon opening this golden box,  I discovered many messages that made me realize I had a little something unique to me that I could put out into the world. There was a theme. I am an inquisitive information gatherer, known as The Flexible Neurotic. While I went back and forth over whether or not it should be a book or a podcast, it was my truly incredible friend, mentor and first guest, Angella Nazarian, who kick started my podcast journey...also, my incredible life coaches, Cari Rose and Ryan Haddon. By reaching out to family, friends and mentors, I was able to gather the information, support and expertise that I needed to start my self recreation journey. It takes a village. #womensupportingwomen.
    “The Flexible Neurotic came to be when I realized my special skill is really being super neurotic, but balancing it out with just the right amount of flexibility, when I need to make a final decision...this is the definition of The Flexible Neurotic and the premise of the podcast.“
    In this episode, I go on to talk about how this podcast turned into something I could have never imagined. It grew at a crazy fast rate, all thanks to my friends and even people I have met online who have resonated with this self recreation process. I also chat about the steps forward and detours in the journey. I share some of the people that I have met and connected with along the way and how they have continued to shape my self recreation process. I even cover a quick recap of some of the episodes that have really resonated with my listeners and me.
    On a more personal level, you will hear how my husband and I met in high school and how it went down from there, to a 27 year relationship.
    You will hear about me, why the podcast, how the podcast, how I learned to become my own why and take that first step... and what we can all do to take the next steps in our self recreation journeys, in the second half of life.
    Join in the self recreation journey and listen!
     
    Looking forward to connecting with you! Here are some options to chat further!
    To learn more about the golden nuggets we dug up in this episode, click on show notes.

    To make sure you don't miss future episodes of the podcast, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.
    Follow me and DM me on Instagram or Facebook.
    Email me directly at sarah@theflexibleneurotic.com.

    This podcast, along with associated websites and social media materials, are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are that of Dr. Sarah Milken, and that of her guests, respectively. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any further medical or psychological questions.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

jackef99 ,

My Favorite New Podcast!

Sarah covers it all- from raising your consciousness, creating healthy eating habits for you and your family, preventing pre-mature aging to your vagina, plus so much more! Sara’s honesty and openness is refreshing. She speaks to what so many of us experience in an articulate and hysterical manner.
I have learned so much from each episode!

mcs6797 ,

Relatable

Thank you Sarah for honesty and edgy subjects! Looking forward to more content that is relatable to our lives.

S Crilly ,

The Flexible Neurotic

I LOVE LOVE LOVE strong, powerful, successful women openly sharing their knowledge! The episodes are sure to give you major aha moments mixed with a few laughs. I want to hang out with these ladies in real life! Kuddos to Dr. Sarah Milken for entering the highly competitive podcast world.

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